Amalfi Coast Bike and Boat

A bike and boat cycling holiday along Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast and around the Bay of Naples living aboard a beautiful motor yacht. Vivid colours characterise this wonderful holiday from the electric blue sea to the verdant green coastline and the terracotta roofs of the brightly painted villages. A truly unforgettable cycling holiday.

The Amalfi coast is considered to be one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe and this holiday offers you the opportunity to appreciate it both from the land, by bicycle and from the sea, aboard a beautiful motor yacht.

Deriya Deniz - your home for the week

Cycle to fascinating Pompeii and wander through the ancient town perfectly preserved under volcanic ash since the eruption of nearby Vesuvius in AD 79. Explore the coastal town of Sorrento with its grand houses and hotels perched precariously atop plunging cliffs. Cycle along the coast to charming Positano, where colourful houses form an amphitheatre around the town’s sandy beach.

Wander the narrow streets and alleys of Amalfi, possibly stopping to sample a tasty limoncello, in one of the many bars or cafes.

Visit luxuriant Capri, a delightful island that for decades has attracted artists and writers thanks to its wonderful light and panoramic views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Cycle the west coast of the Isle of Ischia and take a walk around the tiny island of Procida.

Stay in a different port each night aboard your comfortable motor yacht where the hospitality is always first class.

The cycle rides cover between 10 and 22 miles along undulating coastal roads. As there are no cycle paths in this area you will be cycling on roads which can be busy at times. There is some climbing involved but the hills are not too long and the scenery more than makes up for it.

Amalfi Coast Bike and Boat

A bike and boat cycling holiday along Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast and around the Bay of Naples living aboard a beautiful motor yacht. Vivid colours characterise this wonderful holiday from the electric blue sea to the verdant green coastline and the terracotta roofs of the brightly painted villages. A truly unforgettable cycling holiday.

The Amalfi coast is considered to be one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe and this holiday offers you the opportunity to appreciate it both from the land, by bicycle and from the sea, aboard a beautiful motor yacht.

Deriya Deniz - your home for the week

Cycle to fascinating Pompeii and wander through the ancient town perfectly preserved under volcanic ash since the eruption of nearby Vesuvius in AD 79. Explore the coastal town of Sorrento with its grand houses and hotels perched precariously atop plunging cliffs. Cycle along the coast to charming Positano, where colourful houses form an amphitheatre around the town’s sandy beach.

Wander the narrow streets and alleys of Amalfi, possibly stopping to sample a tasty limoncello, in one of the many bars or cafes.

Visit luxuriant Capri, a delightful island that for decades has attracted artists and writers thanks to its wonderful light and panoramic views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Cycle the west coast of the Isle of Ischia and take a walk around the tiny island of Procida.

Stay in a different port each night aboard your comfortable motor yacht where the hospitality is always first class.

The cycle rides cover between 10 and 22 miles along undulating coastal roads. As there are no cycle paths in this area you will be cycling on roads which can be busy at times. There is some climbing involved but the hills are not too long and the scenery more than makes up for it.

Itinerary

The captain reserves the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind, tide and weather conditions, and where required by organizational necessities.

Day 1 : Arrive in Castellammare di Stabia

Embarkation and check-in commences at 18:00 followed by dinner and welcome presentation from the crew. Overnight at the mooring in Castellammare di Stabia.

Day 2 : Pompeii round trip
10 miles/15 kms

A short ride to visit nearby Pompeii and Villa dei Misteri, one of the biggest open-air archaeological sites in the world. You will have plenty of time to wander through this fascinating and thought provoking site. After returning to the ship you cruise along the coast to Marina di Cassano – the port of Sorrento. Walk into town for a look around the inviting squares and alleys or sit in a cafe and admire the fabulous view over the Bay of Naples and the Island of Capri. Overnight is at the Marina di Cassano/Sorrento in roadstead. (In the event of severe weather, the boat may have to moor in port instead of in roadstead. If this occurs you may be subject to a fee, which has to be paid locally).

Day 3 : Sorrento – Positano – Amalfi
22 miles/35 kms

After leaving Sorrento by bike, on the coastal road, which does not have a cycle path, cross the peninsular via Passo San Pietro and arrive on the fabulous Amalfi coast. which does not have a cycle pathThe climb at the beginning will certainly get your heart racing (you can of course take your time and even walk part of the way) as you arrive at your first stop, Positano, a beautiful town with multicoloured houses clustered tightly together and spilling down to the sea. Carrying on along the coast road past terraces crammed with lemon groves and olive trees you eventually reach Amalfi, the main town of the coast that carries its name. Wander through the inviting alleys or simply sit and admire the sensational setting of this gorgeous town. You are free for dinner tonight, as the crew will have a night off, so peruse the many restaurants for your evening meal. We spend the night in Amalfi’s little harbour.

Day 4 : Amalfi – Minori – Maiori – Cetara – Vietri
16 to 22 miles/25 to 35 kms

Today you leave Amalfi and continue eastwards along the undulating coast road, which does not have a cycle path, through the small seaside towns of Minori, Maiori and Cetara. If you wish, you can extend the route by a further 10 kms and climb to Ravello, a tiny village perched on a hillside – the views and the freewheel back down afterwards are well worth the extra effort! You then continue on to Vietri and reboard the boat for a short cruise to the small fishing village of Cetara where the boat moors for the night.

Day 5 : Capri

No cycling today, instead the day starts with a scenic cruise across to the delightful island of Capri. Here you disembark for an exploration on foot. Walk up through the town, lined with elegant boutiques to the ‘Piazzetta’, an exquisite square with lovely views across the bay to Naples and Mt. Vesuvius. The best views however are from Monte Solaro. You can catch the bus to Anacapri (20 mins) and then take the chairlift to the summit. If you wish, you can descend on foot. If this all sounds like too much effort, you can of course spend the day on the beach, swimming in the silky blue waters of the Tyrrhenean sea. In the late afternoon you cruise to the Isle of Ischia, mooring for the night in the pretty port of Casamicciola.

Day 6 : Ischia 13 miles/20 kms

It’s back on the bikes today as you ride around the western coastline of Ischia, Campania’s largest island to Sant Angelo on the southern coast. The pine clad hillsides and vineyards have earned the island its’ nickname of ‘Isola Verde’ or green isle and today’s ride through the seaside towns of Chiaia, Forio and Panza is all about absorbing the Mediterranean scents and flavours of this pleasant island. Overnight in port in Ischia Sant’Angelo.

Day 7 : Procida – Pozzuoli – Castellammare di Stabia

Today is a day for exploring on foot. After a short crossing to neighbouring Procida, disembark for a walk around the town and the impressive San Michele Abbey perched on the clifftop. Re-board and head across the bay to Pozzuolli with a stop at the Roman Amphitheatre. Afterwards you walk back to the boat and it motors along the coast to its home port of Castellammare di Stabia where you moor for your last night aboard.

Day 8 : Castellammare di Stabia - end of trip

Disembarkation takes place after breakfast and by 9am.

Bikes

The Regular bikes provided are comfortable, modern alloy framed models with 27 speeds and gel saddles. These bikes come equipped with pannier and 1 lock per cabin.

Electric bikes are also available. Please note: A €400 credit card deposit will be requested on arrival as a ‘guarantee’ only. This will be returned when you return the bike in good condition. 

We suggest you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons. Alternatively, helmets are available for rent at the time of booking.

Accommodation

Deriya Deniz (comfort)

Getting there

Fly to Naples, Capodichino or Rome, Fiumicino airports.

Research flights from the UK here.

If you fly into Naples Capodichino, get the shuttle bus into Naples main railway station and then a regular commuter train around the bay to Castellammare di Stabia.

If you fly into Rome Fiumicino you will need to take the train into Rome’s main station and then an intercity connection to Naples, followed by a commuter train out to Castellammare di Stabia. The total journey time will take around three and a half hours.

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